Sarfraz Ahmed gave cricket fans a chance to witness another last-ball miracle when he smashed David Weise and helped Quetta Gladiators win against Lahore Qalandars by three wickets. This feat has been reminding many of Javed Miandad’s iconic six at the same venue, against India in 1986.
However, Ahmed does not hold the same view, and thinks his last-ball six cannot be compared to that of Miandad.
“You can’t compare my last-ball six with the last-ball hit for the maximum by Javed Miandad at this venue. That was an international game, and that too against India, so that six by Miandad will remain the best and can’t be compared to any other shot,” he said.
Nonetheless, he agreed how back-to-back games have driven the excitement levels up a notch, as Sharjah fans witnessed a last-ball thriller in the previous evening, that too with Lahore Qalandars.
“Yesterday they smashed a six off the final ball to win, and today they conceded the six of last ball. That’s the beauty of cricket,” he added.
While keeping his cool in the match, the player also credited AB de Villiers for encouraging him to play calmly. “AB plays so calmly and, while there is no comparison, but I have also learnt to play calmly. Whenever I get a chance to bat under pressure, I keep my cool and that’s why I delivered tonight,” he said.
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In addition to that, Ahmed also lauded the team’s bowlers, specifically Ghulam Mudassar and Sohail Tanvir, who contributed to the win of the day. “We bowled well and credit to the bowlers for keeping Qalandars to 143 and that helped us a great deal,” he said.
With winning four out of four matches, Quetta Gladiators is leading the six-team table, while Ahmed hopes to keep the winning streak alive.